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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Cemetery
“The walls is a must for anyone visiting Derry. They surround most of the city centre so you will find them easily ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Church
“1895 architects were both Belfast men. Today as well as being a sacred space and place of worship, St Anne’s provides a stunning backdrop for concerts, recitals, carol services and other cultural events.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Older then the Pyramids, usually deserted and in amazing condition, this is a wonderful day out.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral is widely recognised locally, nationally and internationally for its active promotion of ecumenical and bridge-building activities and this role is reflected in the regard in which the building is held as a religious venue which is acceptable to all sections of the community.” ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cemetery
“YEATS GRAVE Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains. It is best known as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats. Found in the churchyard, his grave is marked with a simple headstone with the inscription, "cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman, pass by." This was Yeats' self penned epitaph together with the instructions that the grave consist of "no marble, no conventional phrase". The graveyard also contains a high cross and nearby is the site of a 6th Century Columbian monastery. Coffee shop and craftshop on site offering homebaking and quality crafts. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Church
“Monastry on coastal setting with walks. There is also The Coffee Dock for a cuppa and a snack.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“This is a Catholic Church close to the Cathedral Quarter in the city centre. It has been the focus of sectarian intimidation in recent years close to The Twelfth (of July). But it's a lovely church with famous art works by John Laverty and a thriving congregation.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“Located on a hill surrounded by water and trees, the site of Down Cathedral was an important location for Celtic worship for thousands of years before Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. Following the Saint’s death and burial on this elevated location, a small monastic community grew up around St Patrick’s grave, which was first recorded in 753 AD. The stone church and round tower of this monastery was noted in the Annals as being burned by lightening in 1016. The medieval Cathedral which we see today traces its origins to the Invasion of Ulster, when the Norman Knight John de Courcy ousted Rory MacDunleavy, the last King of the Dal Fiatach, and established a Benedictine order there in 1177. After a turbulent start, and despite being burned by the likes of Edward the Bruce in 1316, the ‘House of St Patrick” flourished until the suppression of the monasteries in 1541, when it became a ruin. Although successive Anglican deans continued to be installed within the ruined walls, there were no funds to rebuild the Cathedral until 1790 when the first Marquis of Downshire and Dean Annesley, provided the impetus to commence the restoration – a project which even attracted a gift of £1,000 from King George 111. Down Cathedral now boasts one of the finest pipe organs in the British Isles, impressive Mayer of Munich stained glass windows and continues to welcome people of all faiths and traditions to one of the most important spiritual sites in Ireland. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“St Eugene's Cathedral is the Roman Catholic cathedral located in Derry, Northern Ireland. It is the "Mother Church" for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry, as well as the parish Church of the parish of Templemore. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Saint Malachy's is, perhaps, best known for its fan vaulted ceiling which is an imitation of the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey."It is as though a wedding cake has turned inside out"”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cemetery
“In the Cathedral grounds is the reputed burial place of St Patrick, thought to have died in 461.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“This is a Catholic church in the heart of Belfast city centre. It's a regular place of worship for local people and shoppers. Mass daily at 1pm.”
  • 1 local recommends